Backpack to Briefcase (b2B)

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The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students to understand their education and the kinds of skills and knowledge they can bring to a working environment in a wider context – opening discussions with alumni, faculty members, staff and peers about life after graduation.

Alumni are invited back to campus to share their education and career experiences and to offer encouragement and advice. In the process, they can reconnect with professors and maybe even classmates, and expand their own network.

Students are invited to listen, ask questions and connect with graduates from their program of study in order to learn about career opportunities in their field and develop networking skills necessary for success.

Over the course of the academic year, students can attend various types of b2B events:

  • b2B orientation sessions and workshops with the Career Centre
  • Career panel discussions and networking events with alumni speakers
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at the Faculty Club hosted by alumni
  • U of T Next Steps Conference

Academic units currently offering Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) programming to students/alumni:

  • Art
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • English
  • Environment
  • European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
  • French
  • Germanic Languages & Literatures
  • History
  • Italian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Material Culture
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Sociology
  • Spanish & Portuguese


If your academic unit is not listed above and you would like to support current Arts & Science students, please let us know how you wish to get involved.


Backpack to Briefcase is proudly sponsored by U of T’s Affinity Partners:


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